Workshops

Workshops of the 6th Juventafest will be announced soon.

Jasminka Bozuta

JASMINKA BOŽUTA

puppeteer

Born in Sarajevo in 1980. She graduated French Language and Literature from the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo. As a member of Puppetry Studio Sarajevo since 2000, she was educated for a puppeteer through thirty professional seminars and creative workshops, foreign and domestic lecturers. She has participated in 16 plays of the professional production of the Puppetry Studio Sarajevo.

From 2002 to 2005 she worked through educational process for drama pedagogue with children in Children drama studio and she has been holding workshops independently with children since 2005. She won the two awards, for the puppet animation and best achievement in acting for the play Dwarf tells you a story of Puppetry Studio Sarajevo. She has a Montessori Educator Certificate. Currently employed as one of the drama arts teacher at the Private Elementary School “Bloom” and performs in the plays of Puppetry Studio Sarajevo.

PUPPETRY WORKSHOP

Throughout the workshop, participants will learn about Black theatre (illusion theatre) originating from Asia and perfected in Czech Republic and around the world. For this puppetry technique there is a specific black box with actors dressed in black, where white or fluorescent parts stand out through UV lights. In this way, very interesting visual effects are achieved. In most cases, this non-verbal theatre is accompanied by a music background that provides many options and the use of various puppetry elements. Together with the expressive art of dancing, mimicry and acrobatics, the workshop participants will create an extremely interesting stage spectacle.

Ada Sokolovic

ADA SOKOLOVIĆ

director

Born in Sarajevo in 1990. She graduated from the Third Gymnasium in Sarajevo, after that Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design from the International University of Sarajevo. She made the first movie in the first year of the study entitled 85 Seconds, followed by documentary Letter, Border, I Love SFK. After completing the study, she launched a documentary series Perspective devoted to young people in Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Macedonia.

WORKSHOP PERSPECTIVE

This workshop presents filming of the one episode of the fourth season documentary series Perspective, which is broadcasted on thirty four TV stations in the region.

The participants of the workshop are one group of twenty young people who have a workshop, a conversation that is filmed with one of the moderators: Edo Maajka, Marčelo, Remi from Elemental or Brano Jakubović from Dubioza Kolektiv.

The series is intended for young people who are, according to the concept, participants of every episode. The theme of the fourth season of the documentary series Perspective is VALUES. What are personal values for young people, what are values of society and what relation do they have with the problems they are facing while growing up in the countries of the region. We will also talk about how culture and art influence attitudes about the past, prejudices and narratives, we will talk about radicalization and the future. We will allow them to talk freely about everything they consider important for their lives and for the future, and that  these young people are seen by their peers from the countries of the region. They are “invisible”, many prejudices are rooted in the action of different policies and media, so we consider this opportunity valuable where young people from many countries in the region can participate.

Jadranka Korda-Kruslin

JADRANKA KORDA KRUŠLIN

drama pedagogue

Born in 1967 in Zagreb, Croatia. She graduated from the School for Applied Arts and Design  and from the Faculty of Teacher Education. She studied Comparative Literature and was participant of the drama studio at the Zagreb Youth Theatre under the artistic leadership Zvjezdana Ladika. For thirty years she has been in a direct theatre research with children and young people. The specificity of her work is manifested in linking and unifying art, dance, music and drama work. She works with all age groups. With Zvjezdana Ladika, she created the drama work program for preschool children. At the Zagreb Youth Theatre she leads primary school, high school and student groups. She held a series of workshops for teachers and various adult groups, of which the drama workshop in Berlin with women from Srebrenica particularly stands out. She created a great number of productions and plays with children and young people with whom she sometimes performs in theatres in the country and abroad. She cooperates with many theatre and pedagogical institutions.

 TOuch of THEATRE – from dramatic to theatrical (Workshop for Professors, Leaders of Drama clubs in High Schools)

In a sincere and open relationship with the young, we come to an extraordinary cognition that they reveal to us through their view on the reality or the imagination of life on interpersonal relationships and ourselves. From the intimate process of dramatic creativity we sometimes want to get on stage and surrender our view to the world. This workshop will deal with a various stage forms. How to pronounce and perform things that are important. How to shape a play with scenography, props, costumes, music, lights. We will learn about various stage forms and styles. We will capture the stage with an idea, concentration, movement and speech. For themes that are motivated by artistic or pedagogical reasons created during the workshop through drama work, we will create possible stage solutions and and try to touch the theatre.

Matija Kezele

MATIJA KEZELE

actor

Born in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1986, actor, puppeteer and producer. He graduated from the Art Academy in Osijek, Croatia, 2008, and from the Commedia school in Copenhagen in 2018.

So far he played over twenty roles in professional theatre productions in Croatia (Zagreb, Varaždin and Čakovec). He got his master’s in the stage movement, mime and improvisation, and particiapates in the numerous workshops of both domestic and foreign productions as a participant and/or organizer.

In 2012, he founded art organization Kotar Theatre as an artistic leader and the Kotar FEST! the only theatre, film and music festival, in Gorski Kotar, Croatia.

THEATRE MASK WORKSHOP

The workshop program is dedicated to exploring the theatre mask as one of the tools of actors’ creativity. The workshop program is made up of two parts, acting training as a preparation for the acting with the mask and improvisation with different types (neutral, semi-neutral and character) of theatre masks. After learning the basic rules of the work with the mask, the participants will have the opportunity to create their own etude or little works.

Zeljko Bozic

ŽELJKO BOŽIĆ

dancer and dance pedagogue

He started as a dancer of Latin American and Standard Dance and was a member of the national team. He expanded his knowledge with jazz ballet and modern dances. He was in touch with modern dance, but he found himself mostly in street dances. For more than twenty years, he has shared his knowledge through workshops in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Norway and Great Britain.

Besides competitions and workshops, Željko is active as an author in theatre and film. He created a hip hop dance show called Let’s make a show (2011), choreographed the hip-hop musical Change in Sarajevo War Theatre (2014). In the co-production with The Cankar Centre in 2016 he created the play Dream job.

His last dance video entitled Letter traveled around the globe (Tranzmission festival in London, Best Seconds in Switzerland, Tiny Dance Film Festival in San Francisco …) and has over million views on  social media.

He is one of the most recognized Slovenian dancers and choreographers. His work has won more than hundred awards on national, European and world competitions and festivals organized by various dance organizations. International Dance Organization put him into Hall of Fame for his accomplishments.

DANCE WORKSHOP

In the workshop, we will learn about different street dance techniques (hip hop, house, locking, popping) and their direct use for stage movement, character and drama plot. The basic feature of street dances is freestyle – a free, not choreographed movement that allows an individual expression. Through it, we will develop creativity, boost self-confidence, and work on each individual’s musicality.

Through various exercises we will work on awareness raising, articulation and body liberation. We will learn the significance of breathing in relation to movement, and how the use of voice can help in the accentuation of body activity.